Updates to the Federal Worker Protection Standard (WPS) now mandate that all fieldworkers complete annual pesticide safety training and that those who provide the training must attend updated and approved train-the-trainer courses. For those who need to complete the instructor training, the UC IPM and Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety are offering new Pesticide Safety Instructor Training workshops approved by the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.
Those who complete this training will be qualified to provide pesticide safety training to fieldworkers and pesticide handlers as required by the WPS.
The workshop is $50 per person and includes breakfast, lunch, educational materials and a certificate of completion. Space is limited to 30 people, so interested persons are encouraged to register now. Online registration for the sessions is available.